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CULTURE
The Weekly From Flowershop
by Chérmelle Edwards Lily Peterson is a florist designing signature arrangements with blooms, branches and berries at Flowershop, her boutique in Charleston's developing neighborhood of Mixson, South Carolina. From growing up in North Carolina to...
STYLE
Darn and Dusted Bespoke Denim Repairs
Few clothes have as much emotional value to their wearer as the perfect pair of jeans, or that denim jacket that fits just right. The fact that denim often has to be broken in means people get really attached to their favorite piece—whether that...
TECH
Hotelied
Zeev Sharon wrote in his elementary school yearbook, "I will own hotels one day." While he doesn't own a hotel yet, his passion for travel and years of experience in the hospitality industry has resulted in creating new travel startup Hotelied—with...
TRAVEL
Booking.com
Playfully dubbed "planet Earth's #1 accommodations site," Booking.com has been an essential travel tool in Europe for over a decade, and it's now quickly gaining momentum stateside with its unique approach to customer service and humorous TV commercials...
TRAVEL
The Royal Mansour
Anyone who books a luxury hotel surely wants the service to adhere to the old adage about being treated like a king, but Marrakech's decadent Royal Mansour palace—originally intended to serve actual nobility—truly delivers such an...
TRAVEL
Cathay Pacific Premium Economy
Aiming to bridge the gap between the sophistication of business class and the cramped quarters of coach, Cathay Pacific recently launched Premium Economy class in its 747 and 777 aircraft, available on flights between New York and Hong Kong from...
DESIGN
The Chairs at Clift
Hotels may play to the boutique experience by furnishing the public areas with a sturdy mix of handsome tables and chairs culled from high-end shops like Design Within Reach, but few go as far as San Francisco's Clift. The motley collection of...
CULTURE
Photobooth
From his airy studio in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district, photographer Michael Shindler is quietly putting a little "soul-stealing" back into the act of picture taking. Asking his subjects to sit still for a one-off tintype portrait...
STYLE
Persons of Interest
In recent years the men's grooming culture has thankfully evolved, but with steep prices and an equally pretentious atmosphere many salons seem to cater more to the classy gent than the downtown dude. Steve Marks aims to change this with his relaxed...
TRAVEL
Cool Cars 4 Hire
With fares at peak prices, airport security an inescapably tedious process, and more and more car rental services reinventing the business, the latter option makes the road trip an increasingly attractive travel option. The London-based Cool Cars...
TECH
MOG Music Service
by Ray Padgett Based on the simple notion of free music, paying MOG a five dollar per month fee puts six million songs for streaming at your fingertips, along with the site's extensive features and straightforward navigation. Since we covered...
DESIGN
Rooms by You
Customization and social shopping meet home interiors with Rooms by You, an exciting new online resource for soft goods. Baby rooms just launched first, but there are items that can suit most any room or office. Rooms are created in various styles...
FOOD-DRINK
Milkmade Ice Cream
Another NYC winter awaits us just around the corner, but cold weather doesn't mean the end of ice cream cravings thanks to a novel new ice cream delivery service. Saving New Yorkers from a trip outside, Milkmade, a full-service start-up, delivers...
CULTURE
Humble Vintage Bike Hire
by Rebecca Harkins-Cross For moonlighting in Melbourne's obsessive cycling scene, The Humble Vintage steps in like a long-lost friend, offering vintage bicycles for short-term hire. Not just a more aesthetically pleasing way to explore the city...
DESIGN
Sexy Bachelor Pad: Designing for the Single Male
by Tisha Leung The bold motto—"You bring her home. We'll make sure she stays."— drives the unabashedly masculine interior design firm Sexy Bachelor Pad. Aimed exclusively at single men who have reached the pinnacle of success...
TECH
Max Sprecher Straight Razor Services and Sales
by Tisha Leung Max Sprecher's restoration services for modern and antique straight razors is a reminder of how some design is so good that never dies. Sprecher sharpens, hones and polishes the blades to look good as new no matter the brand, age...
TECH
Gethuman 500 Database
The grey-haired among us can remember when customer service lines employed human operators on the frontlines rather than the sycophantic automated phone system that leads the customer through byzantine corridors toward dead-ends or endless loops...
CULTURE
Salaryman Services
When you're a salaryman (Japanese white–collar worker), time is precious. You've got to look your best. Always. So, in between meetings with clients, busy business men head over to Menza where they can pay ¥500 (around $4) to have...
CULTURE
Mindful Menus
Mindful Menus is a new healthy guide to New York City take-out menus. Any New Yorker will tell you that take-out and delivery is an integral part of city life and although convenient, it is all too often unhealthy. Taking the nutritional guesswork...
TECH
The Rasterbator in Color
Apartment Therapy recently reminded us about the Rasterbator. Not the sort of thing one might deduce from the name alone, the Rasterbator is a free easy-to-use service that allows you to upload any image to their site and they will send it back blown...
TECH
Simulscribe
Simulscribe is a voicemail service that transcribes your messages and sends them to you in an email. It's one of those really simple, super convenient solutions that is especially helpful in situations where you can't pick up the phone to...
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